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HP LaseJet 1200 series printer driver for windows 2003 server

I keep getting the following error

"An error occured during the installation of the device.
 The environment specified is invalid"

I probed all the links at the HP support site and could not find the issue.  The link for the HP Driver support that i used to download the drivers is
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=29790&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=29789&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1005

Now my question is are there any known issues with the Windows server 2003 and the HP drivers.
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Hi ,

I would recomend trying the Universal HP print Driver. Ideally the UPD should be used wherever possible as you will have a much more stable printserver, You can download the UPD from the link in your question.

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I already tried both and no luck yet.
OK, i would have to say its not a driver issue as i have in many environments used the HP UPD on server 2003 with no problems. How are you trying to install the printer, using a local TCPIP port or another way? locally attached?

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I donwloaded the driver program from the hp site and then unziped the programs to folder C:\HP-UPD4_1-PCL6-32

Now i connected my printer to the dell server and i am running windows server 2003. I clicked on the install.exe in the folder and it opens a HP Universal Printing setup Wizard. I get "Operation could not be completed" when i choose the Dynamic Mode option.

When i choose the traditional Mode option,

It opens a Add Printer Wizard, on click <next>
The option i choose is the 'Local Printer attached to this computer', and checked the automatically detect....<next>
On the status bar, it tells be found new hardware HP LaserJet 1200 Series PCL but then i get a dialog Cannot Install this hardware. There was a problem installing this hardware: HP LaserJet 1200 Printer
and the text below that
"An error occured during the installation of the device.
 The environment specified is invalid"

When i check the device manager, i see the printers installed successfully but it does not work. I use the printer on another machine that runs windows xp, it works fine.
error.png
Hi,
How is the printer physically connected to the server. What type of cable?

-Skeets-
IEEE compliant cable that came with the printer.
The printer is connected to the printer port and it is NOT A USB port.
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